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Rights of the Accused

Rights of the Accused

Author: Beth Barsness
  1. Students will define the ten basic Constitutional rights of the accused in our judicial system.
  2. Students will use critical-thinking skills to analyze if and how racism plays a role in the application of those rights. 

Students will examine our judicial system’s Constitutional rights of the accused to determine whether or not racism plays a role in the application of those rights.

Length of time needed: 1 class period (50-55 minutes)

This lesson was written by Susan Smith.

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Source: Susan Smith

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Source: Susan Smith